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National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration Solar Radiation Program
Author(s): MICHAEL R. RICHES; FRANK QUINLAN; GERALD F. COTTON; EDWIN C. FLOWERS; LESTER MACHTA
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Paper Abstract

The NOAA Solar Radiation Program is discussed in terms of the past data and future plans. Attempts are being made to renovate some of the old data by applying known instrument calibration changes and an analysis technique which uses cloudless, true solar noon, solar transmission values. These corrected data will be used to develop models to predict irradiance from cloudiness data. The new network and its support are described in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0068, Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I, (16 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.978096
Show Author Affiliations
MICHAEL R. RICHES, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (United States)
FRANK QUINLAN, ENVIRONMENTAL DATA SERVICE (United States)
GERALD F. COTTON, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES (United States)
EDWIN C. FLOWERS, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES (United States)
LESTER MACHTA, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0068:
Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I
Yale Katz, Editor(s)

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